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Restock

I get really excited when it’s time to order from Netrition. I needed a restock on a few things, and then I throw in a few extras to get to $200 so I get the 5% discount. They ship for $4.95 flat, no matter how much you spend, and it comes in like two days. It’s awesome. They have Joe’s turbo teas and pure protein shakes and I finally ordered the Sun Warrior protein powder I have been reading about everywhere. We always have Isopure on hand but I really wanted to try this. I got some pure vanilla because I’ve been adding it to my smoothies. Lastly, I threw in some MaraNatha almond butter because really, you can never have enough nut butter around the house. As usual, I got the free offer –  a gym towel. Now I have three! Good for those sweaty runs.

 

Workout & Breakfast

This morning I had to be quick because I had an early appointment at the foot doctor. I did a 15 minute mat abdominal workout followed by 45 minutes on the treadmill (plus a 5 minute cooldown) covering about 5 miles.

I made a yummy green monster this morning by combining;

  • 3/4 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • stevia
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach

Of course I had to have a few spoonfuls of PB.

My foot doctor is going to check with my insurance and I’ll probably have another set of orthotics made. He didn’t want to take them from me because he said he knew I wouldn’t stop running for two weeks so I would probably hurt myself. He is probably right. So, I have a follow up next week to take molds and get another pair, then have the old ones refurbished.

Today is another rainy and foggy day in the NYC/metro area. Can you spot the Empire State Building going into the clouds next to the raunchy graffiti?

Yes, this is the nasty view I have while sitting in Holland tunnel traffic on my way to the train to goto work. I hope there is nicer weather out there somewhere for you guys!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

I left work today and it was super warm outside! It put me in such a good mood, except for the fact that Joe is closing again tonight at work. I passed by all of the outdoor seating at restaurants on the way home and felt Spring in the air for the first time this year. The rest of the week is supposed to be just as nice, I can’t wait!

I  got home a little after 7:00 because I had to take a detour. There was a 6 mile traffic jam that I was not about to sit in, so I took the back roads. It gave me time to catch up with my friend Kristina on my bluetooth.

I got home, settled, and made my lunch for tomorrow. I probably sampled enough of it to call it dinner, but I decided I wanted a smoothie anyway. I opened the cabinet and saw the pumpkin pie mix I bought this weekend. I hated pumpkin pie when I was little, but over the years I acquired a taste for it. Hungry Girl uses it in a lot of her recipe’s, and I never took the opportunity to try it out. I also saw leftover graham crackers from making Icebox Cake…and you know I always have cool whip on hand. Perfect! Pumpkin without the Pie!!

Pumpkin Pie in a bowl!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin pie mix
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • A few ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Isopure vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey for sweetening
  • 1 pinch xanath gum for thickening
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice (1 tsp. of each or seasoned to your liking)
  • Fat free cool whip
  • Half of a graham cracker

Directions

Combine all but cool whip and graham crackers in a blender. Blend until it is thick and creamy. Pour into bowl. Place a dollop of cool whip on top and crush the graham cracker over it. Voi-la!

It tasted just like pumpkin pie! So good! I am icing my hip now, catching up on my blogs, and trying to download some new tunes for my run tomorrow. You should download Kylie Minogue – Get Outta My Way! I discovered it on the Robyn Pandora station. I will get to hip story eventually. For right now, it’s just a little painful and I am hoping it stops before tomorrow morning. See ya’ll tomorrow!

Today is my Friday!

I woke up this morning feeling tired, since I was up late watching some stupid movie on TV with Joe. It was 5:15 and I knew I had to get my butt up and push Joe along too because we always run late on Wednesdays. Thankfully, he had to go in early today so he got up with me.

We did our normal Wednesday routine, which includes 30 minutes of Abs, upper body routine (shoulder, back, chest, triceps and biceps) for about 30 minutes, and then 30 minutes on the elliptical. I usually go on this crazy machine that I call the “moon walker” because it feels like you are doing just that. I feel like I have to work harder and I work up a better sweat. The “regular” ellypticals (well, certain ones), lose resistance when you remove your hands from the sensors. ABSURD I tell you! I can’t stand it, so I refuse to use.

Before I left for the gym, I cut up a banana and froze it because I had an idea of what I wanted for breakfast. As you know, I have been on a banana kick lately, and I saw this concoction on Julie’s page, which made me salivate, a little. I combined the following in the blender:

  • Frozen Banana
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 pinch xanath gum

As soon as I poured it into my cup, I knew I got the exact amount of xanath needed to make a perfectly thick and creamy shake. Words cannot do justice to the consistency of this shake. It was every bit of creamy banana-ness I could have hoped for, especially after topping it off with some honey. It was Bah-Nanas, as Rachel Zoe would say. I have one banana left this week and I have a feeling it’s life will end in a blender with the ingredients above. Unfortunately because I was running late, I didn’t snap a picture, but I will share with you the obnoxious tubs that somehow end up staying on our kitchen counter at all times. I am determined to find pretty containers that will store all 7.5 lb. of chocolate and vanilla.

Joe snacked on his overnight oats topped with berries that I made him last night, while I finished my shake and hopped in the shower.

  • 1 cup oats (I use quaker)
  • ½ cup milk (Lactaid for Joe)
  • 1 tbsp. Hershey’s special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 packet of splenda for sweetening
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder

 He raved about this the last two days and I have a feeling I’ll be making these for him every morning now.

I am a happy girl at work today because I have off tomorrow and Friday! I am going to Atlantic City with some of the managers and bartenders from Joe’s restaurant to attend the wine show (and stay at the Borgata/eat dinner –all payed for by one of his super nice Vendors!).

I’m off to eat my over night oats (made with Greek Yogurt, Berries, a pinch of dark cocoa powder, and Agave Nectar to sweeten), paired with my daily Starbucks (drug). Have a great Wednesday! 🙂